Monthly Archives: April 2014

Oyster Roast Tomorrow at Whole Foods With Devils Backbone & Rappahannock Oysters

Whole Foods Short PumpDevils Backbone, and Rappahannock Oysters have teamed up for an outdoor oyster event to benefit VCU’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Reps from Devisl Backbone and Rappahannock Oyster Co will on hand to answer your questions about beer, oysters, and how well they go together.

Devils Backbone beers to be tapped for the event are:

Tasmanian Pale Ale (Galaxy Single Hop)
Trail Angel Hefeweizen
Striped Bass Pale Ale
Vienna Lager

Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.  This is a cash only event so make sure you come prepared.

Forecast: Slightly Cloudy With 100% Chance of Food Trucks At Hardywood Tonight

That’s right! Hardywood’s Food Truck Court is back tonight Thursday April 3rd starting at 5:30pm.  Court will continue every Thursday until the end of October.

Here is more from Hardywood:

Hello Hardywood friends! Richmond’s much-loved Thursday night Hardywood Food Truck Courts are back at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery starting this upcoming Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm and every Thursday until the end of October! “We’re excited to present an eclectic group of favorites and diverse new vendors this season. Every week of the season will be a little bit different. I hope you’ll enjoy their community as much as I do and get to know each one as they share their craft and passion with you,” says Hardywood Hospitality Manager Kerry Anderson.

For the season kick-off, guests can expect 16 different food trucks, plus live music by The Shangri-Lords (RVA’s 1960’s girl group send-up) and The Rocket Queens (A world-class, all-female tribute to Guns N Roses out of NYC).

Participating Food Vendors for April 3

Pizza Tonight
Station 2
The Dogwagon
Boka Tako Truck
King of Pops
Monique’s Crepes
Gelati Celesti
RVA Vegan
Curbside Creations
Poppin’ Mealies
Cielito Lindo
The Hungry Turtle

This season will feature crowd favorites like Boka Tako Truck, Goatocado, Pizza Tonight, and King of Pops, plus crepes, tacos, vegan and gluten-free options; as well as brand new food trucks, reflecting a range of cuisines from Greek to Vietnamese.

Improved scenery and additional restrooms (coming soon!) promise to make this the best season yet for what has become a world-class beer and food experience in Richmond, VA. This is an admission-free, family-friendly event. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited.

Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates about tonight’s festivities.

Founders KBS Featured On Tap Takeover at Brew Tonight

Founders coaster logoHead over to Brew tonight Thursday April 3rd at 6pm for their tap takeover featuring Founders Brewing.  They will have ten Founders beers on tap and some glassware to take home.   Founders rep Jon McIntire will be on hand to answer your questions about the brewery and their beers.

Here is the taplist for the evening:

Smoked Porter (Backstage Release)
Backwoods Bastard
Imperial Stout
Red’s Rye IPA
Centennial IPA
Nitro Oatmeal Stout
Dirty Bastard
All Day IPA

6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Devils Backbone Magical Mystery Pin Tour Is Back For April Fools

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Credit: Warren Haskell

In what is turning into a yearly April Fools’ Day celebration, the Devils Backbone mystery pin crawl is back for a second installment today April 1st.  Guess the mystery ingredients from the first three stops on the tour and win some DB swag.

Here are the stops on the crawl along with the base beers at the first three stops:

5:30PM — Cask Cafe — Azrael Belgian Golden Ale
6:30PM — Portrait House — Eight Point IPA
7:30PM — Can Can Brasserie — Schwartz Bier
8:30PM — Mellow Mushroom

Find more information on the Facebook event page here.